Tuesday, October 31, 2006


Based on the recent performance of both teams,
MaxPreps predicts on: 11/3/2006

Moorpark (CA) will beat Simi Valley (CA) with a final score of 44 - 10.

"What they are saying..."
YouShouldHaveThatLookedAt Registered Member(10/28/06 9:05:09 pm)
About Simi
After a "cooling off" period, I just have to give props to Simi. These kids never give up and always seem to have a shot at the game in the end. Their defense is very solid and they will return darn near all of them next year. Langston Jackson is a legit back who would rather run over you than around you. He also returns next year. Keep your heads up Simi and keep fighting next week against Moorpark.

hartsc Registered Member(10/29/06 1:13:02 pm)
Re: Marmonte League up or down from last year?
After watching Moorpark's dismantling of NP, I think they are just as good if not better then last years team. Moorpark's offense has been more balanced the last 2 weeks and the passing game is starting to look pretty good. There is a lot of depth defensively as they have played without some key players the last few weeks. Darrell Scott is even better this year, faster and more powerful. Good punter too.Westlake - up. Band of Brothers have played well this year. Campbell has improved and Streck-Woodard is a stud!T.O. - a little down from last year. Lister is a great surprise but you just can't replace a great player like Matt Luft that easily.Agoura - down. J.T. Wright was the man!Simi - down. 1 of the best 5-5 teams I have ever seen last year. Simi lost some tough games last year (NP, T.O. and Royal) that they should have won. No way they could replace Randolph, Franklin, Kelley and Bell from last year. Langston Jackson did contribute last year also. Plus they beat Canyon last year! Royal - down. Lost the best defensive player (Celotto) in the league and also Curtis Marsh.NP - down. Lost almost their whole offense. Too hard to replace LaSecla, Cameron and Baker.Calabasas - same team we have seen the last few years.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006


Based on the recent performance of both teams, MaxPreps predicts on: 10/27/2006
Thousand Oaks (CA) will beat Simi Valley (CA) with a final score of 31 - 21.

Press Prediction:
Thousand Oaks 28, Simi Valley 24: The last four games in this series have been decided by a total of 16 points. Expect more of the same here as both teams jockey for chance at the postseason. By Derry Eads, deads@VenturaCountyStar.com October 27, 2006

Thousand Oaks 23, Simi Valley 15
By George Vranau
Ryan Cloney completed 14 of 24 passes for 171 yards and two touchdowns to lead the visiting Lancers (5-3, 3-2) past Simi Valley (3-5, 1-4).
Albert Sheehan made eight receptions for 115 yards and two touchdowns, a 29-yarder to cap an eight-play, 67-yard drive on Thousand Oaks' first possession and a 25-yarder in the second quarter.
John Lister rushed for 193 yards on 21 carries and scored on a 44-yard run to give the Lancers a 23-7 lead after three quarters. Langston Jackson ran for 125 yards on 24 carries and scored on runs of 11 and 4 yards for Simi Valley. The Pioneers had the ball on Thousand Oaks' 22 with 2:12 to play and an opportunity to tie the score, but a Brandon Fricke lateral to Chance Cross was fumbled away

Defense saves Thousand Oaks
By Loren Ledin, lledin@venturacountystar.com October 28, 2006
Whenever adversity strikes, the Thousand Oaks High football team's defensive unit likes to call on togetherness.
"We all get in a circle and ask ourselves, ‘Do you believe? Do you believe,' " said junior safety Scott Luft. "We trust each other. We believe in each other. We count on that to get us through."
With a game and, perhaps, a season on the line, such faith proved crucial for the Lancers Friday night.
After three major penalties — including a pass interference ruling on fourth-and-nine — had pushed Simi Valley to within 23 yards of a touchdown and a possible tying two-point conversion, the Thousand Oaks defense produced a clinching play.
Simi Valley's Chance Cross grabbed a short pass, lost the football when tackled, and Thousand Oaks came up with the fumble recovery with just under two minutes remaining to preserve a 23-15 Marmonte League victory at Simi Valley High.
Ryan Cloney threw for two touchdowns and 159 yards in the first half, John Lister rushed for 182 yards and one touchdown and the Thousand Oaks defense held Simi Valley to two scores and 214 yards as the Lancers held firm in the league race at 3-2 (5-3 overall).
Simi Valley, despite 126 rushing yards and two touchdowns from Langston Jackson, drops to 1-4 in league and 3-5 overall.
Coming off back-to-back losses, including a 10-point defeat to archrival Westlake last week, Thousand Oaks was hit by more adversity against the Pioneers. The Lancers accumulated 12 penalties for 130 yards, including 30 yards on one play on Simi Valley's final possession, while the Pioneers were whistled for zero infractions.
Penalties for a personal foul and unsportsmanlike conduct after Luft was called for knocking down Simi Valley receiver Sammy Scherr following an incomplete pass positioned Simi Valley at the Thousand Oaks 39-yard line in the final minutes. "You know what? You just have to keep playing," said Luft. "That's what we did. We kept playing and came up with the plays when we needed them."
Thousand Oaks coach Mike Sanders appreciated his team's character.
"I've been coaching football for a long time, since 1976, and this is the most resilient team I've ever had," he said. "Despite all the adversity they've been through, they came up with the effort to win this game."
Thousand Oaks scored on all three possessions in the first half, including touchdown passes of 29 and 25 yards from Cloney to Albert Sheehan, to grab a 16-7 lead at halftime. Lister, a sophomore, broke loose on a 44-yard run midway through the third period to up the advantage to 23-7. But Thousand Oaks wasn't the only resilient team on the field. Coming off a 52-23 loss to Newbury Park a week ago, Simi Valley was aching for a comeback.
Simi Valley engineered an 11-play, 84 yard drive that ended with Jackson's 4-yard scoring run at the top of the final quarter.
After twice forcing Thousand Oaks to punt, Simi Valley nearly made good with their last opportunity. Quarterbck Brandon Fricke (9 for 24, 77 yards) drove the Pioneers 57 yards to the Thousand Oaks 23, the last 15 yards covered by a pass interference call. The fumble on first-and-10 ended the last chance. "We're playing well enough to keep ourselves in the games, but we're not getting any breaks to put us over the hump," said Simi Valley coach Todd Borowski. "Most of the time, we shoot ourselves in the foot. We played them even, I know that. We just didn't make the plays to win the game."
Cloney finished 14 of 24, but was only 1 of 6 for 15 yards in the second half. Sheehan had eight receptions for 117 yards.
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Friday, October 20, 2006


By Derry Eads October 20, 2006

Newbury Park 30, Simi Valley 27: How well Newbury Park's defense fares against Simi Valley RB Langston Jackson could determine the outcome. We're checking the files right now as it appears the 16 pass attempts by Newbury Park last week may have been a school-record low total. There have been many games Newbury Park had 16 — or more — attempts in one quarter. .
— The Deuce can be reached at deads@VenturaCountyStar.com.
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Newbury Park routs Simi Valley
By Loren Ledin, lledin@VenturaCountyStar.com October 21, 2006
On this night, the Newbury Park High football team evoked memories of its glory years.
Perhaps laid the groundwork for some good times this year, too.
Colby Cameron threw for 349 yards and three touchdowns and Anthony Leonardi caught 10 passes for 135 yards and one touchdown while running for two more scores, including one on a fake field goal, as Newbury Park rolled up a 52-23 victory over host Simi Valley in their Marmonte League contest Friday night.
The Panthers posted four touchdowns in the second quarter while opening up a 28-3 advantage, benefitted on defense from two interceptions, three fumble recoveries and three sacks and suddenly look like a playoff contender.
After an 0-2 start in the Marmonte League, Newbury Park is all even at 2-2 (3-4 overall) and clearly is running on momentum.
"Hey, we're getting better, week by week, and that's what you're supposed to do," said coach George Hurley. "We've got such a young team — we're starting six seniors — but we've got guys like Colby who are making strides every week. The game is starting to slow down for (Cameron) and he's seeing the field and making plays."
Cameron, a junior, completed 25 of 46 pass attempts, including touchdowns tosses of 29 yards to Leonardi, 17 yards to David Gru and 7 yards to Diefenthaler. He took another step toward joining Newbury Park's illustrious quarterback tradition.
"I'm starting to feel more comfortable," he said. "The real key is that our receivers are making plays all over the field, and the offensive line is giving me all kinds of time to throw. They (Simi Valley's defense) didn't blitz much, and that kind of threw me off. I kept waiting for them to blitz.
"But after a slow start, we seemed to get it going."
After having one drive end at the Simi Valley 11-yard line on an interception and another drive stopped on fourth and goal at the Simi Valley 1-yard line, Newbury Park turned opportunistic in the second quarter.
A 27-yard connection from Cameron to Leonardi set up Newbury Park at the Simi Valley 3-yard line, and Leonardi scored three plays later on a 1-yard run.
One possession later, after an interception by Jason Anderson, Leonardi displayed his versatility.
On fourth and four from the Simi Valley 4-yard line, lined up for an apparent field goal, Leonardi took a direct snap and sprinted left into the end zone for a 13-3 lead.
He wasn't through yet. On the PAT, Leonard took another direct snap and again sprinted into the end zone for a two-converstion.
"We've never done that before," he said afterwards. "It's just something that got them off guard."
Leonardi's play definitely kicked the Panthers into high gear.
In fact, Leonardi did everything to spur the momentum except change the tires on the bus. His 58-yard punt return set up a mini-3-yard drive that upped the lead to 2 with 7:00 left until halftime. Leonardi also connected on a 37-yard field goal in the third period.
Simi Valley (3-4, ) tried to jump back into the game behind quarterback Bradon Fricke, who completed 17 of 28 pass attempts for 236 yards and two touchdowns. Jack Albert caught six passes for 110 yards.
But Simi Valley's 74-yard touchdown march to open the second half was immediately answered by Cameron and the Panthers. His 29-yard strike to Leonardi pushed the lead to 35-10 with 5:28 left in the third period.
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zahorik Registered Member(10/21/06 11:45:08 am)
Report From Simi
First off, congratulations to Newbury Park. These guys came out prepared and fired up. They put on quite a show.I have to say that I had a bad feeling about this game before the opening kickoff. It was homecoming night but the atmosphere before the game reminded me more of a funeral. This was "one of those games" for the Pioneers. The first 4 Newbury Park touchdowns came as a result of a fumble on the Simi 5, a fumbled punt on the Simi 25, an interception at the Simi 20, and a punt returned back to about the Simi 5. Once NP had Simi on the ropes, they never let up. They attacked the flats relentlessly, something I'm sure they picked up on game film. Simi is very aggressive on defense and, early in the game, NP was prepared to counter all the blitzing using screens and quick flat passes. This strategy put the Simi D off their game a bit and they were on their heels the rest of the game. The NP defense completely shut down the Simi running game early. Simi was embarrassed by a fake FG that was a direct snap to Leonardi who easily ran to the pylon, followed by the exact same play on the conversion. Simi tried to get back in the game with a nice drive to open the 2nd half bringing the score to 28-10. NP put the dagger in the heart by immediately answering with their own touchdown drive. Newbury park is the best 2-4 team I've seen. Props to #11 Leonardi who was clearly the best athlete on the field. Props also to the QB #7 Cameron who plays with a lot of poise - he will be a good one. Good luck to NP the rest of the way. As for Simi, these guys have a ton of potential. They have the ability to shut down an offense on their best night, but they need to have their best night more often. The mistakes have to stop.

Friday, October 13, 2006


Westlake 24, Simi Valley 17:
Only one team (Hart) has scored more than 13 points against the Westlake defense this season. Simi Valley is coming off its best offensive game (48 points against Calabasas) of the year.
By Derry Eads, deads@VenturaCountyStar.com
October 13, 2006

Football coaches are serious. Athletic directors are nervous. Athletic budgets hang in the balance. Four leagues open their seasons tonight, joining the Marmonte League, which is two weeks into its campaign.
This is serious business as league championships and playoff appearances hang in the balance.
For the Deuce, this is the fun time for his weekly football picks.
Teams aren't holding anything back. And neither is the Deuce.Like unbeaten Agoura, Westlake, Oak Park, Oaks Christian and Santa Clara, the Deuce is riding a hot streak.

Westlake still unbeaten after holding back Simi
By David Lassen, dlassen@VenturaCountyStar.com
October 14, 2006
At 6-0, the Westlake High football team keeps gathering respect and wins. At 3-3, Simi Valley is getting respect — but the victories are more elusive. Pushed to the limit, Westlake needed all its defense could provide, as well as a couple of crucial offensive drives, to hold off Simi Valley 29-21 in the Warriors' homecoming game Friday night. Westlake remained unbeaten and improved to 3-0 in the Marmonte League.
Westlake coach Jim Benkert suggested his team might not have fully respected the Pioneers beforehand, but certainly does now. "We have to be prepared for that type of football game every week," said Benkert. "We look at our record, and we don't prepare in practice, and the end result is we get barely get out of here with a win."
Simi Valley, 1-2 in the league, keeps hearing praise from opponents, but the time has passed when that provides much consolation to coach Todd Borowski and his team.
"We don't want respect,"
said Borowski. "We want wins. "That game could have gone either way. A big play here or there, and it's a whole different ballgame."
Instead, the Pioneers were unable to capitalize on a big night by Sammy Scherr, who had two scoring receptions and an interception-return touchdown.
"We're playing these quality games," said Borowski, "but we're not getting over the hump. We've just got to keep going. We've got to keep working at it." Westlake, having more experience with that kind of work, found a way to win the kind of game it might have lost the last two seasons.
"Absolutely correct," said Benkert. "Give a lot of credit to Simi. They wanted a win, and they worked hard for it. They gave us everything we could ask for four quarters, and I told our kids we faced adversity and found a way to get it done.
"It wasn't pretty, but it's a win." On a night when the offenses found it tough to establish a running game — combined, the teams ran 66 times for 204 yards, a fraction more than three yards per carry — the only two sustained drives belonged to the Warriors, and they were decisive.
Late in the first half, Westlake mounted an 80-yard, 14-play drive that consumed 6 minutes, 32 seconds, scoring on a 22-yard pass from Ryan Campbell to Curtis Peterson to lead 22-21 at the intermission. And in the fourth quarter, the Warriors went 74 yards in 11 plays over 6:18, scoring on a 3-yard Campbell run to provide the final margin of victory.
"We just weren't clicking, for whatever reason," said Benkert. "We had some things that got things going ahead, but we had a lot of penalties that put us in bad situations, and those things we've got to fix.
Simi Valley tried to answer in the final 4:27, and perhaps send the game to overtime, but a drive from its own 30 ended when quarterback Brandon Fricke was sacked on a fourth-and-one at the Westlake 26 with 1:30 remaining.
"We just cancelled out the mistakes," said defensive end Chase Thibeault, "played as a team, all 11 of us, to try to make the big stop, and we did. ?
"We played our hearts out, I think, but we had a couple of mental mistakes that hurt us. And the offense picked it up towards the end and put some points on the board."
Simi Valley led 7-0 on a 22-yard pass from Fricke to Scherr, but Westlake by scoring twice in 1:51, first on an 89-yard kickoff-return touchdown by Byron Sells, then on a 1-yard Ryan Campbell run following an interception. Thanks to Campbell's two-point conversion after the first TD, that made Westlake's lead 15-7.
Simi Valley surged back in front with two quick scores of its own — a 34-yard Fricke-to-Scherr pass with 8:31 left in the first half, and a 34-yard Scherr interception return with 7:12 remaining. Westlake immediately responded with its first sustained drive, however, and by halftime was back in front for good.

What they are saying...
Post from WHSuperfan at home...
Simi Valley's interior defense is pretty darn good. We didn't run very well, and they had a pass rush on us all night. We won the game, but we really had to work hard for it. Kudos to Simi Valley and SimiValleyHomer for good things happening in Simi Valley, developing in what I believe a force to be reckoned with. Langston didn't run for many yards, but I do see his potential. And Royal has a big challenge this year. Good luck to all.Go Warriors 2006!!!
Edited by: MrsWHSuperfan at: 10/14/06 12:55:06 am

Re: simihomer!
Why are you still pursuing this subject? It is a slam dunk like this weeks coming game vs. Westlake. Langston Jackson had better get some help this coming Friday night. Actually forgive my slam dunk comment as I think your Head Coach is one of the finest Coaches I have had the pleasure of working with. He is a true gentleman and it will be nice to go and say hello to him this coming Friday night.
Edited by: WestlakeHomer at: 10/8/06 8:47:45 pm

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Re: thebrownhelmet!
Here's a sleeper for the board...Langston Jackson from Simi...if this kid had a line like Moorpark or Canyon, he would do some damage...he is a 15 year old sophmore...6'0" 195 and can run and if anyone says I am crazy (which I am), ask Oldy...he has seen the kid.
WestlakeHomer Moderator(6/6/06 3:31:51 am)
Re: simihomer
Did Langston play as a freshman? That might give us some insight on his ability.By the way what is your Head Coaches name? I do believe I have met him and have to rank him up there with the best of the best.
shortgrass Re: simihomer
Langston played last year as a starter for Simi. Also played for the Varsity Basketball team.Also the rumor about the QB transfer is proving to be true... I know who the kid is. Thats all I can say at this time.
Re: simihomer
Langston is a good kid and so is his brother. Both are great athletes. But if you put a kid like him on a Moorpark team or a Canyon team, he would never start as a running back. Too much talent on the sidelines. They would probably utilize his speed and talent on Defense.

Friday, October 06, 2006


Halfway point offers a lot of big games
Press Prediction:
Simi Valley 24, Calabasas 10: How are 'ya gonna stop Simi's Langston Jackson? Jackson's due for his second 200-yard rushing game in three weeks.
By Derry Eads, deads@VenturaCountyStar.com
October 6, 2006

Simi Valley rolls past Calabasas, 48-21
By Lance O'Fallon, Correspondent October 7, 2006
Sparked by Ryan Wagner's 92-yard touchdown return off of a partially blocked field-goal attempt midway through the first quarter, Simi Valley High went on to a 48-21 victory over visiting Calabasas in a Marmonte League game on Friday night.
Calabasas (0-5, 0-2) took the opening kickoff and went on a 15-play, 67-yard drive that stalled at the Simi Valley 12-yard line. A 29-yard field goal attempt by Charlie Kaufman was blocked by Rich Solis. The ball was caught in mid-air by Wagner, who raced down the right sideline untouched for the score and a 7-0 lead.
Forcing Calabasas to punt on its next possession, Simi Valley's Alan Steele returned the kick 23 yards to the Coyotes' 27. Six plays later, Langston Jackson scored on a 1-yard run and a 13-0 lead with 26.8 seconds left in the first quarter.
Andrew Pinkston's 35-yard return on another Calabasas punt set up Simi Valley at the Calabasas 30. On the next play, quarterback Brandon Fricke threw a touchdown pass to Jesse Swayze — good for 20-0 lead early in the second quarter.
Simi Valley (3-2, 1-1) closed out the first-half scoring when Fricke teamed with Steele on a 16-yard TD pass and a 27-0 lead at halftime. Fricke threw his third touchdown pass of the night, this one 31 yards to Sammy Scherr on Simi Valley's first possession of the third quarter.
Calabasas got on the board when Cameron Ventura scored on a 4-yard run with 5:05 remaining in the third quarter.
Simi Valley' final two scores came on interception returns. Jack Albert's interception and 48-yard return gave the Pioneers 41-7 lead and James Barona had an 88-yard return for the final Simi Valley score.
Calabasas had a touchdown pass from Serop Chalian to David Spatz of 23 yards and Ventura scored on another 4-yard run for the last Calabasas score. Fricke completed six of seven passes for 97 yards, Swayze caught three passes for 56 yards and Jackson had 72 yards in 16 carries for Simi Valley.
"This was a total team effort," said Simi Valley coach Todd Borowski. "The offense, defense and special teams played great tonight. In this league you have to be ready every game."
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Simi Valley 48, Calabasas 21
By Steve Vranau
Article Last Updated:10/06/2006 10:54:36 PM PDT
LA Daily News

Brandon Fricke passed for two touchdown passes and Langston Jackson ran for 82 yards and another score to lead the Pioneers (3-2, 1-1) past visiting Calabasas in a Marmonte League game. Fricke connected with Jesse Swayze for 30 yards and Sammy Scherr for 31 as Simi Valley cruised to a 27-0 halftime lead.
The Pioneers went ahead on a 97-yard blocked field goal return by Ryan Wagner, and James Borona scored on a 90-yard interception return late in the game.
Cameron Ventura rushed for 68 yards and two touchdowns, and Matt Field made nine catches for 125 yards for Calabasas (0-5, 0-2).

Tuesday, October 03, 2006


A big improvement
Offseason training has helped make Langston Jackson a powerful presence for Simi Valley
By Loren Ledin, lledin@VenturaCountyStar.com October 3, 2006
Throughout the summer, when he wasn't practicing with the Simi Valley High football team or playing with the Pioneers' basketball squad, Langston Jackson invariably could be located in the weight room.
Huffing and puffing, piling up lifts and repetitions, Jackson got bigger, stronger, tougher.
"I tried to work hard, the whole team worked hard," said the 6-foot-1, 205-pound junior. "Everybody got into lifting weights. We all showed some leadership."
Jackson shouldering a load is wholly appropriate, since that has become his role with the Pioneers football team.
On an offense that returned just two starters, Simi Valley counts on Action Jackson for yards, touchdowns and inspiration.
From fullback a year ago, and a change-of-pace option behind a senior-dominated cast that included tailback Devin Kelley and wide receiver Lorne Bell, Jackson is now the leading man.
Head coach Todd Borowski compares his junior running back to Moorpark High standout Darrell Scott.
"I think he's just like (Scott)," said Simi Valley's second-year coach. "What we don't have is the veteran, experienced offensive line to open up the holes for him. Our young guys up front know that's the challenge they face this year. If we can just get the defense blocked, Jackson will have a big year."
So far, with the record at 2-2 overall and 0-1 in league following the 28-19 loss in the Marmonte League opener to Agoura, Simi Valley's offense remains a work in progress. But Jackson is in the midst of a breakout season.
Through four weeks, he's second only to Scott among league rushers with 470 yards, five touchdowns and a 6.0 average per carry.
As Simi Valley's No. 1 threat, he's also first in the minds of opposing defensive coordinators. Agoura, for example, made stopping Jackson the headline on the chalkboard.
Jackson doesn't mind the attention.
"It just makes me work harder," he said. "It's kind of a compliment, if the defenses want to focus on me. There's more room for the rest of our players."
Actually, Jackson established his skills last year in becoming the rare sophomore to start on both sides of the football.
He was a linebacker on defense, racking up 41 tackles and notching a 90-yard interception return for a touchdown against Newbury Park. At fullback, he finished with 411 rushing yards.
Borowski said Jackson's play garnered the attention of several collegiate programs. At the Ventura County Coaches Combine last May, Jackson wasn't yet eligible to participate in the juniors-only event. But his game tapes were on display for college coaches.
"Everybody was interested," said Borowski. "One coach asked me not to show the tape to anybody else."
With graduation revamping his squad, Borowski made the decision to remove Jackson from his defensive duties and install him as the centerpiece on offense.
"I've always been a running back, from when I first started playing in youth football," he said. "I like being in the middle of the action."
Though the quiet Jackson is as unassuming as a priest, he's also as competitive as a used-car salesman.
That's what happens when your twin brother Lorne is also a top-notch athlete.
Lorne, in fact, is such a talented basketball player that he opted to forego football this year.
"We're both pretty competitive," Langston said with a grin. "That keeps both of us going."
Following the football season, Langston will join his brother on the Pioneer basketball team.
At least now basketball coach Christian Aurand doesn't have too much trouble telling the brothers apart.
"Langston has gotten pretty big and strong," said Aurand. "All that weightlifting."
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Crash The Boards Football Nice Article In Star about Jackson
WestlakeHomer Moderator(10/12/06 4:37:55 am)
Re: KostKoCing!
Sometimes when you have a good offense it makes the defenses look bad.Credit Coach and his Staff in the booth for doing a good job with the play calling. They are on the beam for sure this Season. Actually I checked the stats and Simi is not a bad team. Their run game will give the Warriors a big time test to help them stop the likes of Mr. Scott, Matt Bradley, John Lister,and Taylor Malm. Langston Jackson is having a very good year but one dimensional teams are much easier to stop than the diversified offenses. Westlake has some good linebackers which is necessary to stop the run game. This week is homecoming and it will be crazier than usual at Warrior Stadium.

bruin2012 Registered Member(10/3/06 6:24:38 am)
Nice Article In Star about Jackson
I posted a few weeks back that I thought Langston Jackson may be the 2nd best back in Marmonte. From all I've heard he's a great kid with an excellent work ethic. I've seen both Simi home games and the kid runs hard on every play. His line is young and still somewhat under sized. Next year Simi should have a very good team. They will hang tough with just about every team in the Marmonte this season. If the better teams take them likely they will be in a for a rude awakening. Nothing better than Friday night high school games in the Marmonte.
YouShouldHaveThatLookedAt Registered Member(10/3/06 8:28:32 am)
One Word About Simi:
07Lance Registered Member(10/4/06 8:55:43 am)Re: Nice Article In Star about Jackson
It was a nice article. I also noticed Ryan Campbell was named Ventura County Star of the week. Did he really play that well? How does Westlake look. we play them in two weeks.
Seraph4Ever Registered Member(10/4/06 6:29:29 pm)
Re: Nice Article In Star about Jackson
I'm going to take some heat on this but I'm throwing it out there...Michael Lee is still one of the best RB's in the Northern Division. He has 100+ yard against Hart, Canyon, SP, OC & Crespi. Scott, Jackson, Lewis and the RB from Oxnard (sorry I can't remember his name) are very good, and I don't have anything negative to say about them. But Lee, he just doesn't get the attention because of his size, but he runs with the best of them.
simihomer Registered Member(10/4/06 6:49:46 pm)
Re: Nice Article In Star about Jackson
Seraph...I agree with you, but Lee did get some nice pub prior to the Oaks game and he has had his share of articles. One huge advantage is that Lee runs behind a very good line and Jackson runs behind a Simi line that is average at best. Jackson has good size and decent speed and with one more year to improve he could be one of the top backs in Southern California next season.

2006-2007 At a Glance
2005 record and league finish: 5-5, 2-5 (tied for sixth place).
2005 playoffs: Did not qualify.
Top returning players: RB Langston Jackson, OL Nathan Mullett, DT Luke Fleckenstein, FB/LB Brian Grace, OL Joshua Binns.
Promising newcomers: QB Brandon Fricke, WR Jesse Swayze, SS Chance Cross.
MVP: Langston Jackson.
Emerging star: Jackson.
Top newcomer: Fricke.
Unsung hero: Brian Grace.
Outlook: Graduation has claimed nine starters on offense, which mandates wholesale changes in 2006. The good news is the presence of Jackson, who has a chance to be a special running back. If the offensive line develops, Pioneers will hang tough in the league race.
Quote: "We know Langston Jackson can run the football. It's just a matter of opening up the holes for him," - Borowski.
Predicted finish: Seventh